Your wardrobe isn’t the only thing that changes with the season – your skin does too. And the answer to seasonal skin care has a lot to do with how much moisture your skin has. Maintaining the integrity of your moisture barrier promotes healthy, youthful-looking skin. The moisture barrier is composed of keratin-filled skin cells surrounded by and sealed together with interspersed epidermal lipids which protect the skin from trans-epidermal water loss.
Maintenance of the moisture barrier becomes more difficult in cold, windy winter weather. The harsh environment of winter can strip the epidermal lipids leading to a lack of moisture. Additionally, water containing molecules, the skin’s natural moisture binding molecules, and natural skin turnover and exfoliation functions are all affected during extreme weather contributing to excessive dryness.
When the weather changes to warmer temperatures most people tend to find themselves outside longer and more frequently. When spending extended time in the sun a recreational sunscreen, like Sunright, is needed to ensure your skin is getting the photo protection it needs. Proper application is imperative to getting ample protection.
The two-finger rule is a great way to ensure the correct amount of sunscreen is applied. Squeeze sunscreen the length of the middle and index finger—“two fingers” of sunscreen. A full two-finger amount should be applied to each of the following areas: head, neck, face, left arm, right arm, upper back, lower back, upper front torso, lower front torso, right and left upper leg and thigh, right and left lower leg. For best coverage, apply 15 to 30 minutes prior to sun exposure and 15 minutes after being in the sun. This ensures that you are properly covered.
Additionally, in summer months less clothing is worn and more skin is exposed. The skin can be prepared for its summer debut with the daily use of ageLOC Dermatic Effects and ageLOC Body Shaping Gel used with ageLOC Galvanic Body Spa three times a week. This product combination minimizes and smooths the appearance of fat and cellulite, improves the appearance of skin’s firmness, and helps improve the overall appearance of the skin.
It is not uncommon to forget about feet that have been covered up and stuffed into full coverage shoes and boot for during long winter months. Summer time means sandals, flip flops, and the like. Rid those heels, toes, and soles of rough, dry and cracked skin with Epoch Sole Solution. This product is formulated to soften and exfoliate dead skin cell buildup and calluses for soft, smooth skin.
The seasons are changing; make sure your skin is ready.